Footballs smash historic Peterborough church’s stained glass

An iconic Peterborough church is trying to raise £1,500 after valuable stained glass windows were broken by a football.

St John’s Church, located in St John’s Square next to Cathedral Square, has seen balls smash two beautiful stained glass windows, which are more than 100 years old, this year.

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The church has suffered from similar issues a number of times in the past, meaning the original windows, some of which were made in the 1880s, are lost forever - and the church has to spend money replacing them.

Now the church is trying to raise £1,500 to place metal grilles in front of the windows, to make sure no more damage can be done.

A fundraising page has now been set up online for residents to donate to the fund.

To donate, visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/protecting-st-johns-windows

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